How Dental Lasers Work
Dental lasers help us treat conditions in the mouth using light energy. The laser is very selective, penetrating to a specific depth in the particular kind of tissue we want to treat. The tissue absorbs the laser light, which agitates the molecules of the tissue, causing the tissue cells to gently break apart. This very precisely treats only the desired area, while leaving healthy gums, bone, and tooth structure.
The Benefits of Lasers
• They are much quieter than a dental drill, with no whining or vibration.
• They are very precise, so there is minimal impact on oral tissues.
• There are gentle and generally painless, so they often require little or no anesthesia depending on the treatment.
• They can minimize bleeding and swelling and speed the healing of gum tissues.
• They reduce the risk of infection by decontaminating the affected areas.